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  • Job reference: RMS0133064

Lead Controls Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Abu Dhabi Emirate - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/10/2013
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The Company:
Our Client is an innovator of LNG and LPG production in the Middle East.

The Role:
Our Client is currently looking for a Lead Controls Engineer to provide DCS and PLC related technical, engineering and troubleshooting support to the Instrument Maintenance Section in order to ensure high reliability of LNG plant operation. Also provides in-house training as required.

This position would be working on a 35/28 rotational basis.

Duties would include:

• Liaises with Operations Division personnel in order to ensure understanding of problems and solutions to the DCS and PLC associated Instrument Systems.
• Assists Instrument Maintenance Engineers in compiling trip reports, making recommendations where necessary, on modifications required preventing trips re-occurrences.
• Works closely with Instrument Maintenance personnel during equipment test runs, plant upsets, and start-ups. Collect information, compiles reports giving recommendations to ensure equipment reliability and minimize production down time.
• Attends to materials queries from manufacturers, Purchasing & Stores Departments. Review and ensures materials and spares stock holdings are adequate for planned and potential work.
• Carry out in-house training of Instrument Maintenance Staff on the DCS and PLC based systems.
• Use own initiative for design and implementation of new Minor DCS and PLC changes.
• Carry out call-out duties outside working hours for the DCS and PLC sections.
• Uses initiatives for DCS and PLC control systems troubleshooting in the Process, Utilities, and Offsite areas of LNG Plant, report back his findings with proposals to prevent problems re-occurrences.
• Involves in daily/ weekly meetings with Senior and Lead Instrument Engineers, Operations and E&TSD system Engineers as required.
• Follows Company established policies and professional engineering standards.
• Occasionally undertakes direct field supervision on Vendor Engineers and special work as required.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• B.Sc in a relevant engineering discipline and preferably a Charter Engineer.
• Extensive specialist experience (minimum 15 years of instrumentation preferably in a maintenance environment at engineer level of particular relevance to the DCS (TDC 3000) and PLC systems in petrochemical Industries.
• Part of this experience could be on the construction, design and commissioning of DCS & PLC projects.
• Good knowledge of spoken and written English, with capability of writing technical reports.
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